Oh dear. You don't need to dig very deep to find the NIF in the picture. This time related to attacks against the IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi.
Ashkenazi will be in NY at a “Friends of the IDF” dinner in a few days. Outside the dinner will be numerous “groups” protesting Ashkenazi, the IDF, and the State of Israel.
Helping organize them is a group called “JewsSayNo”. Their site lists various individuals and groups endorsing and supporting their other recent protests against Israel. One such group is “Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions-USA” (ICAHD).
Sound familiar? Probably not. It’s just one more group in the spiderweb of groups that make up this Axis of Evil against Israel. Turns out ICAHD used to be big recipients of funding from the New Israel Fund. Though now they skip the middleman and get it directly from the European Union.
But this NGO may actually only be one person, who got a lot of money from the NIF.
Now here’s where it starts to get interesting. If you look on the various resource pages, you begin to see an interesting pattern. They all list the same organizations as resources. Many of the same names keep popping up, such as (apparently the Palestinian Authority’s propaganda unit) Badil.
But what is perhaps more interesting is that a number of these Lefty organizations seem to actually only be made up of 1 or 2 individuals. For instance, ICAHD seems to only be Jeff Halper. And other groups seem to be the same exact people with multiple memberships.(Obviously there are others who are larger, but they all seem intertwined)
This also needs further investigation.
Still, I found last week’s expose in Makor Rishon on the NIF to be even more enlightening (and disturbing). It disclosed and listed a number of judges, government prosecutors, and lawyers (who sometimes "face-off" in court) who had their higher educations (overseas) paid for by the NIF (selected based on their ideologies), and are considered as members of the NIF family. Talk about tentacles…
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